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DNA TYPING
How can I get in touch with an ID Technician?
Can I pull the hair sample myself?
What is the turn around time for DNA typing?
How will I know when the DNA typing is completed?
Can a DNA sample be done any faster than 5-10 business days?

How can I get in touch with an ID Technician?

Please click here for a listing of technicians. There are currently 11 technicians that serve a variety of areas. If you leave a message for the technician please allow 1-2 days for a call back.

Can I pull the hair sample myself?

That depends on the age of your horse.
· For horses born in 2001 and later: The hair sample must be collected when the horse is freeze branded or tattooed. The technician will bring a kit with them for the DNA typing.
· For horses born prior to 2001: You may collect the DNA sample once you receive a kit. If your horse was previously blood typed there is a $40 fee for a DNA typing kit. Once the payment is received a kit will be mailed to you. Please contact our Member Service Department to order a DNA kit. They can be reached at 877-800-USTA ext. 1 or memberservices@ustrotting.com.

What is the turn around time for DNA typing?

Once the lab receives a sample it typically takes 5-10 business days to complete the testing.

How will I know when the DNA typing is completed?

The lab contacts us electronically with results. Once we receive the results a letter is mailed to the recorded owner confirming the horse has been DNA typed. If a transfer, electronic eligibility, or foal registrations are pending DNA results our Member Service team will complete the pending material once results are received. If you would like to check the status of DNA typing on your horse please contact the Member Service Department at 877-800-USTA ext. 1 or memberservices@ustrotting.com.

Can a DNA sample be done any faster than 5-10 business days?

In cases where a result is needed as soon as possible please contact our Member Service Team a few days before the sample is collected. They will be able to provide instructions on having a sample rushed.